Friday October 19, 2018
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News Archive

Welcome to the archived news page of the United Road Transport Union.

If you have any news stories that would be of interest to other URTU members, please contact the URTU newsdesk on 0161 486 2103 or contact here.


Generational pay gap has increased by half in last 20 years
1/6/2018
The pay gap between young and older workers has increased by more than half in the last 20 years.

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URTU Privacy Policy
16/5/2018
Due to the introduction of General Data Protection Regulation (otherwise known as GDPR) on the 25 May, the United Road Transport Union (URTU) has updated its Privacy Policy.

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Supporting Muslim colleagues during Ramadan
14/5/2018
Taking a few practical steps to support Muslim workers during Ramadan will help to create a workplace where everyone is respected and valued.

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TUC March & Rally
4/5/2018
Join the TUC's national march and rally on Saturday 12 May 2018 in central London.

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Protection from Sexual Harassment booklet
20/3/2018
You are protected from sexual harassment in the workplace by the Equality Act 2010.

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TEMPORARY RELAXATION OF THE ENFORCEMENT OF GB DOMESTIC DRIVERS' HOURS RULES: COLLECTION OF RAW MILK FROM FARMS IN GREAT BRITAIN
3/3/2018
The Department for Transport has agreed to a temporary and limited relaxation of the enforcement of the GB domestic drivers' hours rules for drivers involved in the collection of raw milk from farms in Great Britain.

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DFT Notification - drivers' hours - severe weather
2/3/2018
The Department for Transport has issued the following statement in relation to the current severe weather event and the drivers' hours rules.

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Workers in the UK put in more than 31 billion worth of unpaid overtime a year
23/2/2018
UK workers gave their employers £31.2 billion of free labour last year by doing unpaid overtime

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EXTENSION TO TEMPORARY RELAXATION OF THE ENFORCEMENT OF DRIVERS' HOURS AND WORKING TIME RULES: DELIVERY OF LPG
23/2/2018
Due to continued shortage of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) at a strategically important refinery in England, the industry have requested an extension to the relaxation.

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TEMPORARY RELAXATION OF THE ENFORCEMENT OF DRIVERS' HOURS AND WORKING TIME RULES: DELIVERY OF LPG
9/2/2018
The Department for Transport has, pursuant to Article 14(2) of Regulation (EC) No 561/2006, agreed to a temporary and limited relaxation of the enforcement of EU drivers' hours and working time rules

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